The Kent police on Saturday arrested an 18-year-old boy from the port area of Dover in connection with the London blast that took place on Friday. He was detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.
Neil Basu, senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing, said that the arrest of the suspect is a “significant development” in the investigation. As of now, the threat level in Britain will remain at ‘critical’, the top security official told reporters.
The arrested suspect will be transferred to a south London police station.
The progress in the terror investigation comes a day after UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, ordered troops in the nation to increase patrol in the civilian areas, as the country remains gripped by the fear of “Islamist violence”.
On Friday, a blast on a London underground train left several commuters injured. The incident is being considered as Britain’s fifth major terrorism incident of 2017.